Big South Fork NRRA Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest

Oneida, TN (2018-02-08) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area invites fourth grade students in Scott, Fentress, Morgan, and Pickett counties in Tennessee and McCreary and Wayne counties in Kentucky to earn their Every Kid in a Park pass.

Artwork submitted by Emilee Sexton, a student at Oneida Elementary School (2016). Photo courtesy of NPS

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark.gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year.

To enter, students may complete any activity to learn about the Big South Fork NRRA.  On an 8½ x 11” sheet of white paper or cardstock, draw a picture of something they learned about.  Artwork can be completed using paint, crayon, marker, color pencil, or pencil.  Then visit www.everykidinapark.gov and print a voucher for a free pass.  Submit entries of artwork along with the voucher to the park by April 2, 2018.  Entries may be dropped off at or mailed to the park headquarters office at 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841, Attn: 4th Grade Art Contest.

Entries will be displayed during the 18th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on April 28, 2018, where visitors may vote on their favorites for “People’s Choice Award”.  All fourth-grade students submitting an entry will earn an Every Kid in a Park pass!

For more information, visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/fourth-grade-student-art-contest.htm or contact Daniel Banks at (423) 286-7275.